Spotlight + Giveaway: The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

You guys! One of my most anticipated YA contemporary romances is out today! Yes, THE ART OF LAINEY by Paula Stokes is out now! I'll be posting my review soon so watch out for that. But for now, you can now buy it and you can even win it below!

The Art of Lainey
Title: The Art of Lainey
Author: Paula Stokes
Publisher: HarperTeen
Date of Publication: May 20, 2014

Soccer star Lainey Mitchell is gearing up to spend an epic summer with her amazing boyfriend, Jason, when he suddenly breaks up with her—no reasons, no warning, and in public no less! Lainey is more than crushed, but with help from her friend Bianca, she resolves to do whatever it takes to get Jason back.

And that’s when the girls stumble across a copy of The Art of War. With just one glance, they're sure they can use the book to lure Jason back into Lainey’s arms. So Lainey channels her inner warlord, recruiting spies to gather intel and persuading her coworker Micah to pose as her new boyfriend to make Jason jealous. After a few "dates", it looks like her plan is going to work! But now her relationship with Micah is starting to feel like more than just a game.

What's a girl to do when what she wants is totally different from what she needs? How do you figure out the person you're meant to be with if you're still figuring out the person you're meant to be?

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About Paula Stokes

Paula Stokes is half writer, half RN, and totally thrilled to be part of the world of YA literature. She grew up in St. Louis, Missouri where she graduated from Washington University and the Goldfarb School of Nursing. When she's not writing, she's kayaking, hiking, reading, or seeking out new adventures in faraway lands.



  1. I completely adored The Art of Lainey! All the characters were super realistic and I especially loved the romance build-up with Lainey and Micah- and of course the strong friendship between Lainey and Bianca too! :D

    1. Ack, I can't wait to read it for myself! Thanks for dropping by, Hazel!

  2. Hearing a lot of good reviews about this book makes me more excited to read it. I'm a fan of ya-romance and friendship book. Cannot wait. :)


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